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"The hum of the motor -- the pound of the punch press -- the rat-a-tat-tat of the riveter -- the flash of the welder -- the thunder of the rolling mill -- the roar of America in production echoes "remember Pearl Harbor-- remember Pearl Harbor!" : produce for victory!

Description: A welder looks down at the arc created by the tool in his or her hands. Sparks spray off of the material being welded.
Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Don't be a bottleneck : beat the promise.

Description: Color poster shows an illustration of a green wine bottle dressed in overalls, necktie, gloves, and shoes. He holds a wrench in his right hand. His face is depicted on the cork of the bottle. His white gloves have red stars on them.
Date: [1942]
Creator: RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"This is everybody's war. The enemy has made it so. May you never know what it means to be a refugee -- to be hungry -- to be homeless. Be sure this never happens to you!" : produce for victory!

Description: Poster shows a photo of a mother holding a child with two small children walking beside her through a war torn area with damaged buildings in the background.
Date: 1942
Creator: Sheldon-Claire Co.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Arise Americans" : your country and your liberty are in grave danger -- protect them now by joining the-- United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Description: A sailor in a white uniform uses a wrench on a large weapon or equipment. A blue border with white stars surrounds the top and sides of the picture. The bottom half of the poster is red, with white and blue text.
Date: June 18, 1941
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Save your cans : help pass the ammunition : prepare your tin cans for war ....

Description: An woman's arm holding a tomato can appears on the bottom right side of the poster. The can image is repeated and runs into the painting. As the cans get smaller, they change into a chain of bullets that a soldier is feeding into his gun. In the background are a large red explosion and an airplane falling from the sky.
Date: [1943]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dish it out with the Navy! : Choose now while you can.

Description: Two sailors in white sailor hats prepare to load ammunition into a large weapon which is being fired and is operated by other sailors in helmets. All the sailors wear blue pants and white t-shirts, except for the sailor in the foreground who is shirtless and holding a large artillery shell.
Date: [1942]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

College women in the WAC.

Description: Poster of three photographs with text descriptions, each showing three young women (seniors from the Vassar College Class of 1944) involved in various Women's Army Corps recruitment activities: trying on a WAC hat, signing up for WAC, and pledging the oath of enlistment. The young women wear cardigan sweaters, skirts, and loafers. Older women in WAC uniforms appear in two of the photographs. The three students who appear in the photos are: Marjorie Maddox, Maud Banks, and Joan Trumbull. The two servicewomen are: Private First Class Gladys A. Francis, Major Lucille Van Bolt, and Second Lieutenant Elizabeth M. Whitmore.
Date: [1944]
Creator: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, May 18, 1942 : week of May 8 to May 15

Description: Text describes action on various war fronts: Jap advance lines cut -- U.S. bombers in India -- Jap defeat in China -- Tribute to team work -- Tokyo raid confirmed -- Axis attack forecast -- Subs in St. Lawrence -- Plan relief corps -- WAAC bill passes -- State laws 'brake' war -- Deal at Martinique -- Raid Jap settlements -- Peru's president here -- Freight by plane -- Gas rationing starts -- Indies fliers here -- British announce war casualties -- R.A.F. pushes attacks -- Gort to Malta command -- Mission to Africa -- Spring offensive on -- Norway plant wrecked. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset map shows German and Russian advances near the Black Sea. Includes photographs: Lt. Gen. Stillwell -- Vice Pres. Wallace -- Lt. Gen. Somervell -- New bombs piled underground awaiting delivery -- Lord Gort -- Russian troop answer the Nazi assault -- British troops practice street fighting tactics. Includes 1 cartoon.
Date: May 18, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, April 27, 1942 : week of April 17 to 24

Description: Text describes action on various war fronts. Includes photographs: Lieut. Bulkeley -- Nip Nipper de luxe, Lieut. Comm. Edward H. O'Hare -- Brewster "Buffalo" -- The guns were going on -- The big Wellingtons did not rest -- Training of airborne Infantry. Large world map is keyed to text: Japs confused on raid -- Chinese rescue British -- Corregidor holds -- Timor fight still on -- blame set for fire -- President honors flyer -- Gen. Marshall returns -- strike idleness small -- manpower mobilization -- Brewster plant seized -- Argentine ship hit -- radio detectors used -- "Peace Offensive" due-- Lubeck laid low-- commandos raid again -- Reds close for action -- Malta takes high toll -- Laval favors Nazis. Inset maps: Honshu, Japan ; western Europe. Also includes 2 pictographs: Happy Birthday, Dear Adolf; Telefact: materials for victory.
Date: April 27, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the planned assault on Japan

Description: Front: Text is an excerpt from the Biennial Report of The Chief of Staff, United States Army, 1 July 1943 to 30 June 1945, to the secretary of war showing plans for the invasion of Japan. Map: Japan. Back: Map and figures show the world population in 1940 and projected to 1970. Also gives population and projections for selected areas.
Date: October 15, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Don't let him stick his nose in your business.

Description: Black and white cartoon. The cartoon character is a mosquito, smiling in a sinister manner and showing fangs. He has a long sharp nose and he is rubbing his hands together. There is a sunburst of white around him and the rest of the poster is black.
Date: 1943
Creator: Nolan, Jack.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stamp 'em out! : beat your promise.

Description: Color poster shows a boot about to stomp on two snakes and a frog with caricatured faces. The pant leg is labeled "You and I". The snakes represent Adolf Hitler and Japan; the frog represents Benito Mussolini.
Date: [1941-1942?]
Creator: Ryling?
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Army Plan for Unifying Armed Forces

Description: Front: Text and chart show chain of command and organizational structure in the proposed unified armed forces. The plan was presented to the Senate Military Affairs Committee on 30 October 1945. Back: Illustration of a young woman with crossed fingers has caption emphasizing the need to save some of that hard-earned money.
Date: November 12, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department